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  1. Outside of the TT there is no tourist economy here. Who are these hordes of trippers who need to be welcomed at 11pm at night? I used to work in the Tourist Office, years ago, and we used to open specially for the late ferry, but no fucker ever came in. Like Roger Mexico said, the visitors were eager to get to their digs and get their shoes off. It was just a waste of an evening for us, and poor value for a load of government cash. Besides, most people have no need of tourist information centres these days. They can access the information they need on their phones. For those who don't have phones or need some special kind of assistance, they can visit during office hours.
  2. Even tourist offices in major cities are usually only open during office hours. City of London Tourist Information Monday to Saturday 9.30am-5.30pm Sunday 10am-4pm TImes Square Tourist Information 9am - 6pm daily You people live in a fucking dream world.
  3. The way this incident has been reported sends out a misleading message to the public by suggesting that there is something illegal about filming the police, when we ought to be encouraging people to film them at work more often.
  4. What assumption? I never said that such structures are impossible, though from what I've read it seems their existence is implausible in the extreme, but as you say, it's perfectly valid to investigate the possibility of their existence scientifically. What I'm saying is that the reporting of them is sensationalist, and typical of how the popular media misrepresents scienctific research. While astronomers are trying to determine whether such things are even possible, and what they might look like if they were, the media gallops ahead to reporting that possible alien megastructures have been discovered.
  5. Alien megastructures? Sensationalist rubbish. Astronomy is interesting enough without aliens being involved.
  6. People are allowed opinions, and sometimes those opinions are going to offend others. You shouldn't have to apologise for having them or expressing them. People need to recognise that not everyone has to agree with you or be nice to you. What exactly should Stu be apologising for? For saying that you shouldn't allow your offspring to disrupt other people's enjoyment of something they've paid for? Whether they are disabled or not there is no discrimination involved. It's not the child's disability that is being discriminated for, but their disruptive behaviour.
  7. I agree with Stu. Why would you take a wailing retard to a quiet restaurant where people have paid to eat good food in quiet surroundings? They're going to be about as popular as a turd in a swimming pool, and presumably you wouldn't let them do that either. Whatever the reason for your child's behavioural problems don't let them spoil things for other people.
  8. The police actually have a lot of scope to decide how to approach enforcing the law. It's not the case that if you break the letter of the law you will be prosecuted. Many forces in the UK no longer take action on small amounts of cannabis, for example. So this is a discussion we should be having. Saying that because someone committed an offence they should be prosecuted to the full extend of the law is ignorant of how policing actually works.
  9. Maybe he's got a knife. Maybe he hasn't. Maybe he's just going to use his fists and then when you're down dizzy and confused he'll sink his teeth into your neck and rip at your jugular. Or maybe he won't. Hard to identify "real physical intent". Hard to identify "racism" and "abuse" too seeing as they are some of the fuzziest and most debated concepts we have yet designed. Doesn't seem to worry the police and courts a great deal, not when it comes to drunken ranting anyway. Until our imaginary assailant actually rips out my jugular, or just hinders my progress, he's just a bag of hot air.
  10. It's very clear that neither you nor your loved ones (let's assume you have some) have never worked in retail Yeah, I've worked in retail and a bunch of other public facing jobs. The abuse you get is usually just people letting off steam, and if you can't handle it without getting the police involved you shouldn't be in that sort of job.
  11. If they were carrying a spoon I would laugh at them unless I happened to be carrying a knife, in which case a game of knifey spooney would ensue. If they were carrying a knife that's a different matter. They would present a real physical threat to my life and that's when it would be right for the police to get involved. Some random pisshead saying 'I'm gonna slash your throat mate.' without any real physical intent is not worth getting police and courts involved.
  12. 'Threatening words or behaviour' just shouldn't be a criminal offence IMO. Waste of public money attempting to police verbal exchanges between adults. Nothing inherently wrong with frank and vibrant expression of our opinions or emotions. There should be no state interference in that area.
  13. Drivers don't need advanced training, they just need basic training. At the moment there is no requirement for that. In order to get a driver's licence you only have to display competency in pootling around Douglas and pass a basic theory test. There's a lot more that drivers ought to know about using the roads before they are set loose in a vehicle. Many drivers lack basic mechanical knowledge. How to change a wheel, how to check and replace oil, how to replace a bulb, windscreen wipers etc. Any training should also include information on road traffic collisions, how and why they occur, and what their physical and psychological effects can be. A training course that covers these and others things should be a requirement for getting a licence.
  14. Nobody from Manxforums anyway......
  15. If our representatives are shit we only have ourselves to blame. I don't know who in their right mind would be an MHK. We bleat on about how we want experienced, intelligent, worldly people in the Keys. But what sober minded executive is going to put their carreer on hold for 5 years and take a pay cut for an extended bout of villification and abuse by a public who write foamy mouthed personal attacks on them on social media, and don't understand the first thing about how a country is run.
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